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Office of Health Facilities Licensing and Certification (OHFLC).

Welcome to the Office of Health Facilities Licensing and Certification (OHFLC). Our mission is to improve the quality of healthcare through regulatory oversight of acute care and outpatient healthcare facilities and agencies throughout Delaware.

What's New?

The CARE Act

The CARE Act was signed into law on August 3, 2016, and became effective January 1, 2017.

The CARE Act requires hospitals to:

  • Provide the patient/patient's agent at least one opportunity to designate at least one lay caregiver following the admission into a hospital and before discharge to a residence.
  • Record the designation of a lay caregiver and contact information.
  • With the consent of the patient/patient's agent, provide the lay caregiver with the patient's discharge plan.
  • As soon as practical, attempt to train the lay caregiver in aftercare tasks contained in the discharge plan, to prepare the lay caregiver to provide aftercare.
  • Record training or attempts to train the lay caregiver.
  • Notify the designated lay caregiver of the patient's discharge to a residence as soon as possible.

If you have a complaint related to the CARE Act call 302-292-3930.

The Department of Health and Social Services would like to thank all of the hospitals that have expeditiously developed and implemented policies and procedures to comply with the requirements set forth in the CARE Act.

OHFLC Program Areas

State Licensed Agencies/Facilities

Additionally, Federal certification, by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, requires that our office provide regulatory oversight of service providers in:

Registered and Accredited Office-Based Surgery Facilities


Forms and Instructions

Delaware Interagency Patient Transfer

Change of Information


Applications & Surveys for Facilities/Agencies*

*Currently Licensed in the State of Delaware

Delaware Health Care Commission

Other Resources

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